• April 7, 2016
  • 7:00 pm
  • First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
    1187 Franklin Street
    San Francisco, CA 94109
Add to Calendar 04/07/2016 7:00 pm 04/07/2016 America/Los_Angeles Technology and Consciousness: Artificial Intelligence and Art Hear Jerry and Kal discuss their perspectives on the intersection of art and artificial intelligence, and how humans might leverage this emerging technology creatively, pushing the boundaries of what it means to be human. First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
1187 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Artificial Intelligence is poised to transform today's society as completely as the Internet did 20 years ago. The impact of both on all aspects of life, work, art, relationships, humanity, and consciousness, is as yet unknown-but not for long.

In the past decade, Google introduced us to driverless cars and Apple launched Siri-a personal assistant we keep in our pockets. Robots have become an integral part of society on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health care. The ever-falling cost of sensors and powerful computers ensure that in the coming years, these robots will act on their own. This new era offers the promise of immensely powerful machines, but it also reframes a question first raised more than half a century ago, when the intelligent machine was born. Will we control these systems, or will they control us?

Hear Jerry and Kal discuss their perspectives on the intersection of art and artificial intelligence, and how humans might leverage this emerging technology creatively, pushing the boundaries of what it means to be human.

Jerry Kaplan is an expert on artificial intelligence, a technical innovator, bestselling author, and futurist. He is the author of Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, and Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure. He teaches Philosophy, Ethics, and Impact of Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University and is currently a Fellow at The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics.

Kal Spelletich is a San Francisco-based artist who has shown his work throughout the world, experimenting with the interface between humans and technology for over 28 years. His robotic sculptures bring inanimate objects to life, exploring the boundaries between fear and control through audience participation.

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